This national conversation will ask the community: What makes an effective system of human rights protection for 21st century Australia?
They want to hear different perspectives on how they can ensure that:
- the community understands human rights and is able to protect them (for themselves and others)
- communities are resilient and a protective factor against human rights violations
- law and policy makers explicitly consider the impact on human rights of their decisions and are accountable for this impact
- robust institutions exist to promote and protect human rights
- government and the community can work together to fully realise human rights—understanding the respective role of each other
- public servants, and contracted service providers, see the protection of human rights as core business in exercising their functions
- other issues that are identified as priorities for human rights protection by the Australian community are addressed.
As the centre-piece of the project, the Australian Human Rights Commission will convene a National Human Rights Summit in mid-2019.Sign up for more information (off-site)Download terms of reference (PDF) (off-site)
- Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies
- Australian Human Rights Commission
- Date published:
- Fri 14th Dec, 2018